Definition of striking in US English:

striking

adjective

  • 1Attracting attention by reason of being unusual, extreme, or prominent.

    ‘the murder bore a striking similarity to an earlier shooting’
    with clause ‘it is striking that no research into the problem is occurring’
    • ‘In striking contrast, our results suggest that the converse appears to be true.’
    • ‘What is particularly striking is the bounce in expectations concerning future business.’
    • ‘The pleasure of the book despite its poverty is its one really striking feature.’
    • ‘Desdemona may be Barry's child although she bears a striking resemblance to Cliff.’
    • ‘What was particularly striking is how sophisticated medical devices are becoming.’
    • ‘In this light, one may be surprised by some striking similarities between Islam and its two local forerunners.’
    • ‘On the other hand, it does make for a more striking contrast.’
    • ‘It is also striking that the study was concerned with the factors that influence food selection, like vegetarianism.’
    • ‘The only disquiet in the camp emerges from the striking similarity of each tune.’
    • ‘The visually striking labels served as an effective marketing tool.’
    • ‘I mean there you have a very striking example of Protestant legacy in many instances.’
    • ‘The Asian samples provide a more striking contrast to the other populations.’
    • ‘Really a very striking parallel with the career of Jack Aubrey.’
    • ‘His usual design team has created another visually striking show.’
    • ‘But a more striking similarity is that of method.’
    • ‘After all the electrodes were attached, I bore a striking resemblance to Frankenstein.’
    • ‘His depiction of a plenary council does bear a striking resemblance to Detroit 1976.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the virtues of Art Since 1900 are accompanied by equally striking flaws.’
    • ‘Moreover, it is very striking that Camper, dazzled by the visual aspect, completely forgets the role played by music in the films.’
    • ‘In the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and Jesus Christ we find very striking similarities.’
    noticeable, obvious, conspicuous, evident, salient, visible, distinct, prominent, marked, clear-cut, notable, manifest, unmistakable, distinctive, strong
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    1. 1.1 Dramatically good-looking or beautiful.
      ‘she is naturally striking’
      ‘a striking landscape’
      • ‘His striking hair often attracts the attention of the ladies.’
      • ‘To Kassovitz's credit, it's a visually striking picture and the locations - high in the mountainous Chamonix region - are spectacular.’
      • ‘The Lavajunkie Gallery is host to an array of striking pictures of lava flows.’
      • ‘She lifted out the coat, a deep, elegant Chinese red far more striking and beautiful than the catalogue picture.’
      • ‘Even if a CD cover is striking or beautiful, it's still small.’
      • ‘I stared into his breathtaking, wonderful, gorgeous, striking, stunning eyes and felt like I was paralyzed.’
      • ‘His striking good looks made him look more like a movie star.’
      • ‘The film looks beautiful with striking cinematography bolstered by some excellent choices of locations.’
      • ‘She was a striking young woman - beautiful, cheerful, confident, proud and remarkably outgoing.’
      • ‘He made a striking picture with the sun creating a halo made of a plethora of colors around his soggy, disheveled chestnut hair.’
      • ‘From a purely visual standpoint, this is a striking motion picture.’
      • ‘As you enter the restaurant you cannot help but be impressed by the striking interior.’
      • ‘He is also according to the many girls that go to my school an excellent catch because of his striking good looks.’
      • ‘Photographs of him at the time show he had striking good looks - he was tanned, with a head of thick black hair, well-built and fit.’
      • ‘Another stall at the exhibition is hung with striking landscape oils by artist Linda Wormald.’
      • ‘The woman was Lady Gêmini, a striking and beautiful Elf.’
      • ‘He was like Tom Cruise or Brad Pitt - in terms of their classic, striking, masculine good looks.’
      • ‘The man was about her age, with striking Mediterranean good looks.’
      • ‘By 1905 he had produced some of the boldest colour images ever created, including a striking picture of his wife, Green Stripe.’
      • ‘Anne Heazle was the winner of the monthly competition with her beautiful and striking flower arrangement.’
      impressive, imposing, grand, splendid, magnificent, spectacular, breathtaking, superb, marvellous, wonderful, outstanding, dazzling, stunning, amazing, staggering, sensational, dramatic, awesome, awe-inspiring, eye-catching, picturesque
      stunning, attractive, good-looking, beautiful, glamorous, gorgeous, prepossessing, comely, captivating, enchanting, arresting, ravishing, alluring, handsome, pretty, bonny
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  • 2attributive (of an employee) on strike.

    ‘striking mine workers’
    • ‘The striking workers picketed the company's Springvale head office.’
    • ‘About a thousand of the striking workers attended a picket in Kotagala.’
    • ‘The school division has employed scabs to replace the striking workers.’
    • ‘The same tactics were employed against striking engineers at Heathrow.’
    • ‘Both the striking workers and the employer's association have admitted privately that ‘everybody is tired of the strike’.’
    • ‘It has been reported that some SFU instructors have supported the striking workers by refusing to cross picket lines.’
    • ‘Throughout the strike, about 2,200 managers have been doing the work of the striking employees.’
    • ‘However, wages for the striking workers are far lower than for auto workers.’
    • ‘One week later, food and beverage workers joined them, expanding the number of striking employees to 800.’
    • ‘The amounts thus realised can then be paid back to the striking employees to meet their demands.’
    • ‘The striking employees are demanding the payment of outstanding wages.’
    • ‘Following Wednesday's walkout a BMC spokesman warned that it would take ‘stern action’ against the striking employees.’
    • ‘Some 50 of the striking workers picketed on Tuesday morning.’
    • ‘Because of the strike, KPC temporarily halted production, as most of the striking employees were from that division.’
    • ‘A meeting between the striking workers and the employers' association has been scheduled for Monday, 15 July.’
    • ‘Sack every striking employee forthwith and replace them all with expats.’
    • ‘The striking doctors picketed the health ministry in Colombo.’
    • ‘A vote by the striking employees on the offer will conclude on May 3.’
    • ‘Striking oil workers holding expatriate staff hostage agreed to release them on Friday.’
    • ‘In addition, the striking workers are demanding that more ticket takers be contracted.’

noun

  • The action of striking.

    ‘substantial damage was caused by the striking of a submerged object’
    • ‘His long-range striking from dead balls was impressive in the first half and no less so into the wind after the break.’
    • ‘The session was sharp and snappy, concentrating on the primacy of first touch and quick striking.’
    • ‘The grass was too long and ground striking was almost out of the question.’
    • ‘Pet quickly jabbed once he got into striking distance to catch Collis off guard.’
    • ‘The Tipperary minor's smooth striking from placed balls yielded the No.14 five points, jab lifting from long range and roll lifting closer in.’
    • ‘It says here that his ever-impressive ball striking will see him achieve both.’
    • ‘Soon, he will be on the prowl and striking at will.’
    • ‘She developed an unorthodox swing, but her putting ability and powerful striking of the ball made her a fearsome opponent.’
    • ‘The lads' ground striking has improved 100% since the start of the league.’
    • ‘Use this ‘center balanced’ feeling as the base for your golf swing, and your ball striking will become more consistent and predictable.’
    • ‘His striking of the ball is excellent for a relative novice and his enthusiasm for the game seems to energize those around him.’
    • ‘Conch brought up her left arm just as the man came within striking distance.’

Pronunciation

striking

/ˈstrīkiNG//ˈstraɪkɪŋ/